Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Award-winning author Gish Jen’s most recent book, The Love Wife, explores the realities of mixed-heritage families. Her other novels include Typical American, Who’s Irish? and Mona in the Promised Land, which explore ethnic identity and cultural diversity while updating the American Dream. Ms. Jen has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, the New Republic, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and is featured in the upcoming PBS Masterworks series, The American Novel. She has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe, the Fulbright Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.